An image of the monk John Chrysostom preaching in Constantinople in the 4th century.
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Voices on the extremes don’t represent society.
Coins have always conveyed a message and, helpfully for historians, they are anchored to a specific time and space. Rome’s emperors used coins to push their political agendas.
US president, Donald Trump, brandishing a Bible outside St John’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC on June 1, 2020.
The history of early Christianity shows the power of the Bible used as a sign of resistance against repression at the hands of the Romans.
Detail from the Roman-era Sousse Mosaic Calendar, El Jem, Tunisia.
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If you’ve ever wondered why our 12-month year ends with names that mean the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months, you can blame the Romans.
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At Ebbsfleet, in northeast Kent, archaeologists have finally uncovered the site where Julius Caesar’s fleet landed in 54BC.
Giovanni Cavino, I primi dodici imperatori Romani (‘The first twelve Roman emperors’), plaquettes produced at Padua, c. 1550.
Suetonius’s unforgettable tales of sex, scandal, and debauchery have ensured that his writing has played a significant role in shaping our perceptions of imperial Rome.
In the Western world, the U.S. is one of only one of two countries with capital punishment, and support remains strongest in the ‘Bible Belt’. Here’s a look at the historic arguments within Christian communities over the death penalty.